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Birkenstock files for Congress

Frisco businesswoman Veronica Birkenstock filed Thursday to run for the Republican nomination to U.S. Congress District 26. 

Veronica Birkenstock
Veronica Birkenstock

She announced her intention in May to challenge the incumbent, Michael Burgess, a Republican from Pilot Point who has held the seat since 2002. 

The Texas primaries will be held Tuesday, March 6. Two hopefuls are vying for the Democratic nomination in District 26, Linsey Fagan and Will Fisher. The winners of the primaries face each other, as well as potential nominees from the Libertarian and Green parties, on Election Day in November.